M.Sc. On Campus

Integrated Natural Resource Management

24 months
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The master program Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) from Humboldt University Berlin enables students to contribute towards the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through both research and practice.


The interdisciplinary study program Integrated Natural Resource Management from Humboldt University Berlin offers students scientific perspectives to analyse society-nature interactions. While the program has a strong focus on institutional and neoclassical economics, methodology and theory is incorporated from various academic fields of both natural and social sciences, including environmental and political sciences, institutional analysis, and advanced methods. International students have ample opportunity for intensive academic exchange and work with scientists from policy- and sustainability-oriented research institutes in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the INRM Master Programme have good job opportunities in all private and public branches of resource management: soil protection, landscape management, water protection and water regulation, river management and flood protection, emission protection and climate protection policy, nature protection and reserve management to bio-diversity policy and preservation of genetic resources, co-existence of conventional and GMO cropping, implementation of agri-environmental measures, organisation of ecological farming, production of renewables and bio-energy, multifunctional restructuring of agriculture, sustainable regional management and project management, implementation of EU environmental directives, development cooperation and international environmental conventions.

Future employers may be:

  • international organisations and administrations operating in the fields of environment, development, agriculture, food, fishery, forestry and landscape;
  • national authorities, such as ministries, NGOs, environmental and agricultural associations, chambers und agencies, environmental co-operatives and foundations;
  • private environmental service enterprises, e.g. doing environmental tolerance testing, environmental certification, environmental consultation;
  • private environmental industries;
  • public and private R&D institutions, e.g. research institutes and universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecosystems of Agricultural Landscapes and Sustainable Natural Resource Use
  • Soil and Water Protection
  • Institutional Economics and Political Economy
  • Biodiversity: Assessment, Function and Evolution
  • Agricultural Climatology and Ecophysiology 
  • Irrigation and Drainage Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Generally, we look for students, that have a background in sustainability issues and either social or natural sciences, ideally with some experience in interdisciplinary studies. 
  • Holders of certain degrees automatically fulfil the knowledge requirement. These are listed on page 1 of the INRM-specific requirements (in German and in English).
  • We ask applicants to have prior basics in mathematics, specifically in differential and integral calculus (analysis), since some compulsory and facultative lectures and seminars requires such knowledge. 
  • We require applicants to prove methodological knowledge in natural or social sciences amounting to a minimum of 5 ECTS.

Tuition Fee

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  • The standard fees and dues amount to € 315.64 in total per semester

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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